- The footage was captured on a highway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
- The HGV was overtaking another lorry as the vehicles approached a bend
- As the lorry veers to the left its load leans to the right causing it to topple
- After the crash the driver is seen crawling out of the cabs windscreen
Dramatic footage has emerged of a 12-wheeled lorry overturning as it takes a sharp bend on a winding mountain road.
The shocking accident, believed to have taken place on the Rodovia Presidente Dutra highway, which runs between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was captured on the dashcam of a car following behind the HGV.
It shows the lorry overtaking as it travels down the busy carriageway.
The lorry takes a bend too quickly causing its load to topple to the right
But it is travelling much too fast as it veers down the highway causing its load to wobble and pull in the opposite direction.
The lorry is pulled to the ground with a heart-stopping thud before sliding to the side of the carriageway.
The motorist in the filming car immediately pulls over and gets out of his vehicle to make sure no one was hurt.
As he approaches the lorry, a barefoot man crawls out of the windscreen of the cab amid a cloud of dust.
The lorry driver, dazed but seemingly unhurt, then looks at his vehicle in shock as approaching traffic comes to a halt.
The footage was uploaded to YouTube by Adriano Ferretti on Wednesday and has since received more than 70,000 views.
The lorry is pulled to the ground with a heart-stopping thud before sliding to the side of the carriageway. The driver then crawls out of the windscreen